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Old Dec 25th, 2004, 04:08 PM   #1
 
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currently I have 2 PC's sharing my connection through a D-Link router - But i just purchased an iBook and now I want to go wireless aswell. What do I need to buy? Is there some sort of thing I attach to my current router, or can I just hook up a new wireless router to my wired router?
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You could get a wireless router to add to the network, but it would most likely best to do one of the following:

Get a Wireless Access Point and set it up so the D-Link router hands out IPs.
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Replace the current router with a wireless router in order to simplify the set up the most.

If you want just a Wireless access point to add to your network, check your local electronics resellers, however most people would suggest a wireless router because they are easier to find and they are often cheaper in part to all the rebates that are always happening.
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i only clarify this because i didn't realize this until i looked into it (not trying to insult anyone's intelligence)

the wireless routers generally have a 4 pt wired router as well as a wireless antenna - so you can plug in and use the wireless off of the one unit.
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If you can swing it, the Airport Express is basically a Wireless Access Point with a USB port for printer charing and has AirTunes for music streaming to stereo.

Airport Express + iBook + stereo = awesome wireless experience.
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unfortunatly Airport Express is out of my price range

And I had no idea that wireless routers had ports on the back...that is a huge revelation
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Yep, and you can pick them up incredibly cheaply sometimes. I got mine on sale for $70 with a $30 mail in rebate--total cost to go wireless: a big $40 (admittedly, this only 11 mbps technology, but for highspeed Internet access at 3 mbps, it's more than enough).
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I just got a D-Link 54Mbps wireless router from BestBuy for 49.99 after rebate...there actually are sales on Boxing Day
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